domingo, 18 de marzo de 2012
The Waters of March
March is considered the windy March, but we also associate it with rainy weather and, after a very dry winter, we have had a couple of rainy days at last; this change in the weather reminded me of this song, "Augas de Março:" it is a Brazilian song, a bossa nova song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. The best description of the lyrics I have read says they are surrealistic, I agree, do you? Anyway, this is the "official" explanation of the lyrics: In the South Hemisphere, the seasons are opposed as those in the North Hemisphere. So, March is the last month of summer, and usually there is a lot of rain. The title "Waters of March" refers to that rainy period. Digging deeper a little bit, those last rains of summer could also be interpreted like the completion of cleaning mind and spirit of a person, getting him (or her) ready and open for new experiences.
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